Organic food is no longer limited to the educated upper-middle class Indian. The famous Golden Temple in Amritsar has now started serving organic food to all devotees in the langar hall. Around 1 lakh pilgrims participate in the communal food service every day. Although the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) receives only 1000kg every 3-4 days which isn’t enough to fulfil its supply, they are planing to increase the supply of natural, pesticide free dals and vegetables soon.
According to the The Hindustan Times, SGPC additional secretary Daljit Bedi said, “In January, we started serving organic carrot, radish, spinach, and cabbage as part of langar. The purpose is to serve devotees food that is chemical-free.”
The vegetables for the organic langar come from the 7-acre land attached to the Gurdwara Gurusar Satlani Sahib. They have also started growing organic wheat and fruits. The committee is hoping other gurudwaras follow in their footsteps.